Following a messy bout of bickering over selection procedure, Italy has chosen Saverio Costanzo's "Private," a first work about a Palestinian family trapped at home by Israeli soldiers, as its…
Swedish pubcaster SVT's contempo youth drama "A Knife in My Heart" and U.K broadcaster Channel Four's "Sex Traffic," a telepic exposing prostitution in Europe, nabbed top nods at the 57th Prix…
Italy's motion picture org Anica has radically reconfigured its foreign-language Oscar selection system, hoping to find pics with greater Academy appeal.
Is Venice in danger of sinking? The 62nd edition of the venerable fest sailed smoothly enough, with stars attending a solid assortment of pics that unspooled at the Lido without major glitches.
Out-of-competition pics at the 62nd Venice Film Festival seem to be dueling for their own prize -- best party.
Ang Lee's affecting oater "Brokeback Mountain," in which two ranch hands become romantically entangled in 1960s Wyoming, won the 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival's Golden Lion on Saturday.
Rome's new international film fest chose an odd place and time -- the Lido's Palazzo Del Cinema in the middle of the Venice Film Festival -- for its launch Thursday, and it soon became clear the two…
The Vatican, sex and death dominated the Lido Wednesday, as Venice Patriarch Cardinal Angelo Scola paid a visit to honor cinema while Gallic sex-tourism drama "Heading South" and Tim Burton's…
Eligible local pics can tap into government funding for up to 50% of their budgets. Eligibility is determined by a so-called reference system that looks at director and producer track records, with…
B.O. cume: S44 million ($54 million), through Aug. 24 Toppers: Giampaolo Letta, managing director/exec VP; Mario Spedaletti, head of production; Paolo Pozzi, head of distribution. Upcoming releases:…
Rupert Murdoch's Fox Italia and Sky Italia are teaming up to become a prominent Italian production force via their new local production unit, which intends to finance as many as a dozen local films a…